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Death by Prescription & Medical Errors


For those who have blind trust in their doctors I encourage you to read the 3 links provided below:

“About 2,460 people per week are estimated to die from drugs that were properly prescribed, and that’s based on detailed chart reviews of hospitalized patients,” says Light, who is a professor of comparative health policy at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, New Jersey.

"Analyzing medical death rate data over an eight-year period, Johns Hopkins patient safety experts have calculated that more than 250,000 deaths per year are due to medical error in the U.S. Their figure, published May 3 in The BMJ, surpasses the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's third leading cause of death—respiratory disease, which kills close to 150,000 people per year."

"The NHS makes hundreds of millions of prescribing errors and mix-ups which contribute to as many as 22,300 deaths a year, according to a major report commissioned by the Government."


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This grabbed my attention. I'm thankful for having my life saved several times. However I agree with much said would help if the NHS weren't overloaded and if they had a greater workforce so we could see the same medical professional all the time instead of several different locums and if there were more than the allocated time if ten minutes in primary care. Communication needs to be vastly improved and the patient listened to properly. I can't say anymore now but to say agreed.

sos007Ambassador in reply to LaurieRose

I live in Canada and we have a government-run healthcare system. The truth is that such systems can never provide the care that we all seek. Offering individuals the option of a parallel private system can help those willing and able to pay on their own.

I have found from my own experience that naturopathic doctors, provide the attentiveness you describe, albeit it at a cost.

Good luck.

Ali_B62 in reply to LaurieRose

It would be good if we could actually get to see a doctor, never mind the same one. Currently I need 3 weeks notice of being ill in order to get an appointment! :-)

LaurieRose in reply to Ali_B62

Oh dear, yes quite understand. Do you have a different drs surgery near you where they use the phone on the day race for appointments same day. Hope that makes sense. It's the alternative to the surgeries whose patients have to book ahead. 9/10 we are usually lucky enough to get in, though have waited up to an hour on the phone before and other times been told to go to a and e.

Some pharmacies have drop in consultations here to. Though to be fair they often send people on to the drs anyway, unless a minor ailment they have something to sell that can treat it. You kinda know yourself where you need to go when it's a chronic condition

Best wishes


Ali_B62 in reply to LaurieRose

Hmm... situation here is that we're desperately short of gp's here. They closed the walk-in centre where I used to be able to go if desperate and opened one at the hospital so you have to battle your way through on 111 to get an appointment :-( I appreciate the need to have the most ill in the area seen first but I'm not one to seek help for a cold or something. It would be so lovely to have a better service but unfortunately I can't see that happening any time soon. Sometimes I wonder whether to book a regular appointment once a month which I can cancel if I don't need but I think it's ridiculous that I can't just make an appointment if and when I need it. I get the instruction to keep phoning in at 8 in the morning when new appointments are released but a) I am at work at 8 and can't phone until 9 and b) even if there's an occasion when I am able to phone at that time, all the lines are busy and what's left is for the afternoon times when I'm back at work. So frustrating but fortunately I don't need a dr very often. Rant over! :-)

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